Gordon A. Bailey Middle School

4020 Lost Oasis Hollow

Austin, TX 78739

512 414-4990

Bailey Brags

February 13, 2019
Former UT basketball player (2002-2006), Brad Buckman, came to speak to our 8th grade boys basketball team today. He had some great words of wisdom for them as they are coming to the end of their 8th grade season and moving forward to high school in August. 

8th Grade Boys BasketballBrad Buckman

February 10, 2019

The Bailey Robotics Team brought home two very big wins from the competition this weekend! Congratulations to Godd Botts on receiving the “Excellence Award”. The highest award presented in the VEX Robotics program. Also, a BIG shout out to Fuzzy Logic for receiving the “Robot Skills Champion Award”! This team had the highest combined score outranking many competing high schools. Fuzzy Logic is ranked 3rd in Robot Skills in the state of Texas! This team will be traveling to CA next week and competing at the Google Headquarters. Way to go Bailey Bears! We are so proud of you!

Way to go, Bailey Robotics!

 

A big shout out to our Girls Soccer Team (and their coaches, parents, and the refs) for playing in 33 degree weather, on cold, muddy fields.  Thank you for representing the best of the Bears! 

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Congratulations to Culinary Arts teacher, Ms. Halle Whittington, on being named Bailey’s Teacher of the Year! Ms. Whittington received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences from Texas State University in 2015. Over the past twenty years, prior to becoming a teacher at Bailey, her work experience included corporate sales and training, as well as retail and food service management, providing relevant, real world experience in the areas she teaches. Ms. Whittington is passionate about the practical and applicable training and skills CTE courses provide. She loves getting to know her students, discovering their uniqueness both inside and outside of the classroom. Other nominees this year include Science Teacher & Coach Lara Brown, and Choir Teacher Brooke Beasley. Congratulations to all for being recognized by their fellow teachers as outstanding educators at Bailey!

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Congratulations to Theater teacher, Ms. Ursula Walker, on being named Bailey’s Teacher of Promise. Teacher of Promise is given to first year teachers who demonstrate an overall understanding of the components of good teaching and reveal outstanding potential as an educator. Ms. Walker has been an excellent addition to our campus and we are so glad she is part of our Bear family!

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Thank you, Vince Young, for stopping by Bailey and inspiring our students!  

Vince Young visits with Bailey students.Bailey students visit with Vince Young.

 

Bailey teachers enjoy a special holiday luncheon compliments of the band!  
Band Students entertain teachers at a special holiday luncheon put on by the band!Bailey Teachers enjoy lunch compliments of Band Boosters.Delicious desserts at the luncheon put on by band.

 

Another fun Bear Day!

 

The first choir concert of the year was a fantastic!  We are proud of all our choir students and Ms. Besley for their hard work!  

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Congratulations to ALL students who participated in the TMEA Region 18 Orchestra Division Orchestra Auditions!! The following students scored the highest and won seats in this amazing orchestra!

Symphony Orchestra:

String Bass chair 3 - Samuel Hoke

String Bass chair 5 - Alex Grooms

 

String Orchestra: 

String Bass chair 1 - Iris Carpenter

1st Violin chair 5 - Hannah Caceres

1st Violin chair 7 - Sarah Hoke

2nd Violin  chair 11 - Sara Caballero

Cello chair 3 - Xavier Constancio

Cello chair 4 - Noah Fisher

Cello chair 5 - Alyna Sharkozy

 

Their clinic will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 15 & 16 and the concert will be at the AISD Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 17th at 4:00 pm.  All are invited to attend free of charge. 

 
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Thank you, Star Strutters, for coming out and cheering on the Bears at the Homecoming Football Game!  
It was so fun having you in the stands!
Bailey Star Strutters at the Homecoming Football Game!
 
 

 
It's Homecoming Week!  Advisory classes decorated their doors! So much creativity and spirit!   Congrats to the following advisory classes: Ms. Pitts for 3rd place, Ms. Nix for 2nd place, and Ms. Alvardo for 1st place!  Go Bears!
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Thank you, Sylvia Acevedo, for visiting our campus, sharing your journey, and inspiring our students!  
Author Sylvia Acevedo visits Bailey
 
 

 
Bailey's Finest
Original Bailey Teachers
As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the opening of Bailey Middle School, we are excited to honor three current staff members who have been at Bailey since it's opening.  Spanish teacher, Sally Venegas (left), Counselor, Lori Frels (middle) and Math Specialist, Lynn Owen (right) were here the day the doors first opened in the fall of 1993. They have influenced thousands of lives who have since passed through those doors.  We are grateful for your service to our students, to our Bailey community, and to the education profession in general.  You are Bailey's finest.   
 

Way to go 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball girls!  Both teams won their tournaments this weekend!  Bailey Proud!
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Bailey Pride is Alive!  Lots of Bailey spirit at Burger Stadium for our first Football game of the season!  Go Bears!
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Congratulations to Bailey’s Benjamin Merriman.  At the District Meet on April 24th,  Ben broke AISD 7th grade Boys Track and Field Record for the 1600 Meter Run with a time of 4:57.21. This record was set in 1984. Ben is only the second Bailey student to have a current AISD Track and Field record.
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Welcome new members to Bailey's National Junior Honor Society. 
We are proud of all our NJHS Students, both new and current members!
 
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Thank you to Ms. Whittington and our Culinary Arts II students for making beautiful fruit cups and delicious pesto and pasta at our recent health and fitness event! We love your tasty creations!
 
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UIL results are in! Congratulations to Ms. Beasley and the Chamber Choir for  receiving Excellent ratings at UIL this week. Ms. Beasley commented, "Such beautiful voices and hearts!" We are all proud of these girls and their hard work! 
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Congratulations to our Robotics Team!!  2.25.18
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We are so proud of the Robotics Team at Bailey!  This weekend they competed at the South Texas Middle School Championship at Clear Brook High School in Houston. 
Four Bailey Robotics teams qualified and made it to this tournament, which covers the region that goes from Austin all the way south, including Houston. All four made it to the quarter finals, and two, OBoy Bears and Fuzzy Logic, made it to the final!  Go Bears!  
Visit the Bailey Robotics Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BaileyRobotics/

 
Bailey Theatre and the Lion King
 
 The Lion King
 
Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Lion King.  It was a ROARRRING success! Under the direction of Brooke Beasley and Corrie Baker, our talented students performed 4 dazzling shows for our community this weekend. 
 
It was great to see so many people come out and support the students.  We appreciate the numerous teachers, staff, administrators, parents, students and Bailey neighbors who attended.
 
Special thanks to Ms. Bailey, Mr. White, Mr. Adams and Ms. Krumrei who helped with directing, building the set and choreography, as well as parent volunteers who helped make this show successful.